Whether the Quaich is used as a gift or a trophy, it’s a special vessel that reflects Scotland’s ancient heritage. Slàinte Mhath – good health!
A pewter gift will retain its lustrous finish with the minimum of care: If it has become dull, simply clean with a metal polish before you wash it. Always polish in straight lines for the best results. Wash it by hand in hot soapy water and dry it with a soft cloth
A metal alloy, pewter has been around since the bronze age and preceded glass, porcelain, and plastic as the household material of choice. These quaichs contain a minimum of 92% tin. Tin doesn't oxidize in air easily (it is often used as an anti-corrosive coating for other metals) and is favored for food and drink because of its low toxicity. Because of tin's malleability, the remaining 8% of pewter is a mix of hardening metals, mostly copper and antimony. (Lead was phased out of pewter many decades ago.)
The Quaich - An ancient Scottish tradition A symbol of love and kinship, the Quaich is the original whisky cup and one of the most treasured possessions of those with family links and associations with Scotland. It has been used through the centuries to offer a welcoming drink to friends and visitors at gatherings and to toast the bride at weddings.
The distinctive two-handed design reflects trust on the part of both giver and receiver. Bonnie Prince Charlie and Sir Walter Scott are just some of the historic figures that have counted a Quaich amongst their prized possessions.
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